This update is mainly for the Backers who have funded Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders – Friends – Graphic Novel. Over the last week I’ve been busy mailing out the Kickstarter books and rewards, and have hit a bit of a problem.
Some of the Kickstarter rewards included a cast of the above Tristan the Teddy Bear Miniature. Something that I felt I could make a mold out of and cast. Well… I am running into some issues with the mold making process and may need to call in some professional help to complete this process. Which would significantly delay the shipping of the remaining rewards – not a solution I really want to pursue.
Then I had a crazy idea and I called in the help of my wife Jean, who sculpts jewelry for her convention business Charmingly Geeky. I asked her if she could make a Tristan the Teddy Bear sculpture – she said she would have a swing at it and this is what she made.
And here he is… Tristan the Teddy Bear – hand sculpted out of polymer clay by Jean. He measures approx 2.5 inches in height and is approx 1.5 inches in width. In many ways because of size and the material he is much more Child-Friendly than the miniature cast out of resin.
I think Jean has done an amazing job and has allowed me to make you my Kickstarter Backers who opted for a Tristan the Teddy Bear Miniature a choice of one of these three options to finish your Kickstarter journey with me.
- Swap your Tristan the Teddy Bear Miniature for a hand-sculpted Tristan the Teddy Bear – each Tristan will be hand-sculpted and numbered making it a completely unique Tristan piece for you to treasure.
- Send the rest of your rewards and ship the Tristan the Teddy Bear Miniature when I’ve finally been able to get it to cast.
- Wait out the casting of your Tristan the Teddy Bear miniature and ship everything out together.
Please let me know via the Kickstarter message system what option you would like to make.
If anyone is looking to purchase a Tristan the Teddy Bear Sculpture and is not a Kickstarter Backer stay tuned for details and I try to work something out with Charmingly Geeky. Thank you all for your time.